I completely agree with jamietown. (jamietown, we should seriously find some time to drink Italians together
Also, where did you find the Sandrone for under $30?)
Of course, virtually anything made by Sandrone is, in my mind, wonderful.
Another bottling you should try to pick up is the Icardi Nebbiolo (the official name of the wine is: Icardi Langhe Nebbiolo Suris Jvan). Depending upon vintage, I find this wine to have a little more in common with a Rhone, whereas the Sandrone has a little more in common with a Burgundy. FYI: I believe the '98 Icardi Nebbiolo still holds the record for most consumed wine by me (though 1999 Finca Sobreno Seleccion Especial is catching up).
The Icardi should cost in the low to mid twenties and it is distributed by Vinifera, if you want to search for it. Sandrone is imported by Marc de Grazia which, in the DC area, is distributed by Bacchus. In other areas it is distributed by Michael Skurnik.
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